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Lyr Req: Four Country Roads (from Big Tom)

ducksy 01 Feb 04 - 09:29 AM
Sorcha 01 Feb 04 - 12:35 PM
GUEST 02 Feb 04 - 12:01 AM
GUEST,mick 02 Feb 04 - 08:34 AM
DonMeixner 02 Feb 04 - 08:52 AM
Essex Girl 03 Feb 04 - 08:40 AM
ducksy 04 Feb 04 - 06:43 AM
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Big Al Whittle 25 Oct 07 - 03:29 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Four country roads Big Tom song
From: ducksy
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 09:29 AM

Can any Big Tom fans help me with these lyrics ?
                              Thanks a lot


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOUR COUNTRY ROADS
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 12:35 PM

Four country roads, winding to a town in County Galway
Four country roads, leading to the friends I left behind
Four dusty roads, winding to the town of Glenamaddy
Four dusty roads, forever in the caverns of my mind

Once in a while
I hear the sound of music in the winter night
I see now and then
The trees where we sheltered from the rain
And once in a while
I see us walking home in the morning light
And oft are the times
I long to see my home town once again

Four roads to Glenamaddy
Four roads that drift apart
Four roads to Glenamaddy
Are the four dusty byways to my heart

One country road
Led me to the schoolhouse by the meadow
And one country road
To the churchyard where my Mum and Daddy lie
One dusty road
Where I strolled with a loved one in the shadows
And one dusty road
That led me on my journey far away

Chorus - 2nd verse - Chorus X 2 & ends
The four country highways to my heart.


http://irishlyrics.homestead.com/files/four_county_roads.txt

And, this from Mudcat:
Subject: RE: SONG ADD : The Campsite At Drumcree
From: GUEST,Big Tom - PM
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 07:09 AM

Wheeeeze ....
Wheeeeeze ...

Good on you for tryin', Philomena ... but you'll find it a hard market to break into. I re-recorded "Four Country Roads to Glenamaddy" as "Four Country Roads To Oul' Garvaghy (And We're Not Allowed To Walk Them)". Didn't sell damn all!

G'luck anyway!

(No clue how much of it Big Tom changed)

Your oul' friend Tom.
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=43154#639247


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four country roads Big Tom song
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 12:01 AM

4 Country Roads..what an awful song....performed by a man who cant sing a note..and opened the door for the equally atrocious Brendan Shine.. While it was open..and for too long ...in my opinion, Daniel O'Donnel slipped through to wow us with his bland vocals..as if things couldn't get any worse!!! His sister , Margo , was always better value. Usually pissed and might fall off the stage, if you were really lucky. She couldn't sing either.
I'm with holding my name tonight cos otherwise I'll be receiving hate mail from fans of the above...lol
The names above make me ashamed to be Irish...far better singers came, with some soul..ie Bono, Mary Black, Dar Williams.
It's only the ex pats that keep these dinosaurs going..apart from Daniel, who has achieved 'Cliff' status. Perhaps they might do a duet at Wimbledon this year...lol
Guest x


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four country roads Big Tom song
From: GUEST,mick
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 08:34 AM

I think it's a nice song and I like the way Big Tom sings it .Didn't Bono do a tribute to Big Tom a few years back?
It's not just the ex pats who keep acts like Big Tom and D O'D going - they'd both pack venues here in Ireland .I'm no fan myself guest - I find DOD's material particularly schmaltzy - but he does have an impeccable sense of timing doesn't he and he never misses a note.
And sometimes even Daniel gets to sing a good song . I heard an Irish country band in a pub in London about twenty years ago singing a beautiful song called Donegal Shore . It turned out to be a Daniel O'Donnel song. Does anyone know it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four country roads Big Tom song
From: DonMeixner
Date: 02 Feb 04 - 08:52 AM

Hi Guest ( Which one I don't know, It is a large usually dull witted family)

Four Country Roads is song we do in The Flyin' Column and I admit to liking the song.

The rest of your comment I can't agree more with. Las Vegas Irish acts are the worse of musical white bread. But don't you think calling Daniel O'Donnel, (The Pat Boone of the Emerald Isle), bland only lessens the value of a perfectly good adjective?

I am not afraid to post my own name.

Don Meixner


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four country roads Big Tom song
From: Essex Girl
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 08:40 AM

For many years my Irish friends took me round the Irish pubs and dancehalls of London. My friends favourite band was Big Tom so I saw him quite a few times. Although all of the songs might not be brilliant the music were great for dancing and the atmosphere was great. Big bands are still popular with the Irish both in Ireland and England - and I presume the US.After all outside folk dance clubs and festivals where can you go to a ceilidh? How long has Big Tom been going anyway? He must be in his 70's by now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four country roads Big Tom song
From: ducksy
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 06:43 AM

Thanks a lot Sorcha.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four country roads Big Tom song
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Oct 07 - 04:43 PM

big tom great d odonnel could make a fortune selling songs to people with insomnia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four Country Roads (from Big Tom)
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 25 Oct 07 - 03:29 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four Country Roads (from Big Tom)
From: michaelr
Date: 25 Oct 07 - 05:46 PM

Daniel O'Donnell, Bertie Ahern and the Pope are walking down a Belfast street. Spotting them, a UVF gun man calls his CO on his cell phone, saying, "I only have two bullets, what do I do?"




















"Shoot Daniel O'Donnell twice!"

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four Country Roads (from Big Tom)
From: Shaneo
Date: 25 Oct 07 - 06:13 PM

Say what you will, but Danial sells more records that most other singers and bands in Ireland. and that includes U2


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four Country Roads (from Big Tom)
From: michaelr
Date: 26 Oct 07 - 06:42 PM

Popularity has never been a sign of quality. Quite the opposite...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four Country Roads (from Big Tom)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Mar 09 - 10:34 AM

Interestingly Des Bishop a(asa sort of outsider) says Big Tom is a great country singer. Not a fan of Country'n'Irish but having got into American country music more I can see the appeal. Better than U2 for sure - they are reasonably talented (certainly better than me) but totally overrated


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four Country Roads (from Big Tom)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Mar 09 - 10:43 AM

And more honest too. He doesn't put on the fake American accent that most 'Rock' singers use.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four Country Roads (from Big Tom)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Oct 10 - 05:17 PM

Beutiful song anf sp we;; prchwestrated and sang,


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four Country Roads (from Big Tom)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jun 13 - 06:37 PM

Chords anyone?

Glad there's someone who agrees that U2 are overrated. Spose they're just lucky


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Four Country Roads (from Big Tom)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Oct 15 - 06:41 AM

who wrote four roads to glenamaddy? nice to hear big tom sing about a lovely rural irish area...in a way, glenamaddy stands for rural Ireland...big tom`s stomping ground. lovely to hear a local song...country songs are often about far off places..the bayou, phoenix, usa etc. four roads has a plaintive quality...the emigrants tale, so common in traditional irish music.


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